With an ethos of freedom from any limitations, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, reggae, soul, electronic and psychedelic styles to create their own expression. The band coined the phrases Free Soul and Cyclonic Sonics to describe their intentions to ‘allow the present moment to evolve into a sound future while reflecting a deep respect for all who have come before us’.
It’s this spirit that resonates within passionate music lovers who have embraced their sound. It’s this essence that has led to invitations to grace the stages of diverse festivals, at home and abroad, and record soundtracks to several internationally released surf films.
Band of Frequencies are often also joined by guest musicians including environmentalist, free surfer and close friend Dave Rastovich, whose melodic percussion and cosmic array of instruments bring a welcome addition to the group. Shannon and Dave recently featured in The Present, a highly acclaimed surf film by renowned Californian filmmaker Thomas Campbell (Sprout, The Seedling) in a trip to West Africa where they recorded music with local griot musicians and surfed some incredible waves.
In September 2011 Band of Frequencies toured California supporting the non-profit organisation ‘Surfers for Cetaceans’ as part an ocean awareness campaign called the TransparentSea Voyage USA, contributing their skills by writing, recording and uploading 23 songs in 23 days. Other guest artists featured on the voyage were Angus Stone, Isabel Lucas, Chris Del Moro, Denny Arberg and Tristan Prettyman. The voyage was very successful in bringing attention to the amazing local environmental organisations on the Californian coast fighting to preserve ocean life and its intricate ecosystems.
Get on the right wavelength this Friday at the Currumbin Soundlounge.